Nathan Lane is a Tony Award-winning American actor of the stage and screen. Following his high school graduation in 1974, Lane moved to New York City where, after a long struggle, his career began to take off, first with off-Broadway productions at Second Stage Theatre, and then his 1982 Broadway debut in a revival of Noel Coward’s ?Present Laughter?.
His professional association with close friend, playwright Terrence McNally, includes roles in ?Lips Together, Teeth Apart?, ?The Lisbon Traviata?, and ?Love! Valour! Compassion!?. In 1994, he starred in the highly successful revival of Larry Gelbart’s ?A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum?, for which he won a Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical. Lane won his second Tony Award for his portrayal of Max Bialystock in the musical version of Mel Brooks’s ?The Producers? opposite Matthew Broderick.
Lane has appeared in nearly fifty films, and received a Golden Globe nomination for is acting in the 2005 film version of ?The Producers?.
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